How did ideas about race and racism become part of the American social and political fabric? What is unique about discussing this history in a Jewish educational context?
Core to Facing History and Ourselves is the examination of themes related to identity and membership. In this new workshop, we will introduce teachers to our Race and Membership resource which examines the historical legacy of racism and its challenging realities in our contemporary lives, and help teachers acquire tools for facilitating discussion on this topic within Jewish educational settings.
Facing History’s program emphasizes equity-focused professional development that is designed to build inclusive school cultures and help schools make necessary changes to improve students’ capacity to contribute to a compassionate, equitable, and humane society.
In this two and a half day workshop, teachers will:
Explore contemporary issues of race and racism while connecting to the historical legacies of prejudice and discrimination in the United States.
Discuss the relevance and potential challenges of raising conversations about race and racism in Jewish educational contexts.
Develop a framework for facilitating respectful classroom discussions on topics of race in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis.
After this seminar you will:
Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost